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Source: Lynch telling people he's retiring

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has told people close to him that he plans to retire, according to Adam Schefter. The 29-year-old just finished his 9th season in the NFL. Story

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Absolutely perfect day for the Super Bowl. Feels like a spring day in Charlotte with temperatures expected near 70 for kickoff, according to AccuWeather. If only this bus to the stadium had a sun roof.

Outside the gimmicks -- Panthers are good

They dab and dance. They give footballs to kids after TDs and rip down banners to defend their home turf. They shoot music videos in the locker room, and their QB wears sequined shoes and designer pants. Reality TV show?

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Dave Duerson's son calls out Goodell

Tregg Duerson is not happy the league is downplaying the danger of head trauma in football during media sessions at the Super Bowl. Story

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Smart Money picks for Super Bowl 50

ESPN sports betting analyst Jeff Ma looks at his favorite prop bets for Super Bowl 50.

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Source: Panthers expected to tag Norman

The Panthers are expected to place their franchise tender on CB Josh Norman if no deal is reached within the next month, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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This is 1st Super Bowl matching team with most interceptions on defense vs team that threw most interceptions during reg. season (h/t Elias)

Allen: If unsure of retirement, 'play again'

Eric Allen said Marshawn Lynch needs to know what he's doing after retirement because "you're not going to be able to repeat" that passion.

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

The saga of the Big Game point spread continues! Carolina is now back up to a 5.5-point favorite at 13 of 14 Las Vegas sports books as of 8:40 am PT (Aliante is the lone holdout at Carolina -5). Offshore giant Pinnacle had gone to Carolina -6 this past hour, but just dipped back to 5.5.

Favre on SB players: Focusing is the key

Newly announced Hall of Famer Brett Favre said for players, the next few hours before the start of the Super Bowl will go so slowly.

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Manning, Ware emotional in team meeting

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio said Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware got choked up during Denver's team meeting Saturday.

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Best Moments from Super Bowl Week

Fans around the Bay Area had an eventful week leading up to Super Bowl 50. Best photos

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The QBs' different paths to the Super Bowl

Will Peyton Manning grab another ring to save face at family outings, or will Cam Newton add bling to back up his bravado?

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Peyton oldest QB to start a Super Bowl

Peyton Manning is 39 years old. The previous oldest QB was John Elway at 38, when he won the second of his two straight titles in Super Bowl XXXIII, the final game of his career. (via Elias)

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Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Teammates still attempting to change his mind, but Seahawks' RB Marshawn Lynch has told some close to him he plans to retire, per sources.

Sunday's bookmaker roundtable

Jay Kornegay from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook says there's a 14-to-1 ticket imbalance on if there will be a safety. Line moves, sharp bets (Insider)

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Sanders: Losing Megatron 'Devastating'

On the possibility of Calvin Johnson retiring, Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders told the Detroit News: "Hey, it would be devastating, no question about it." Plans to talk in June

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Panthers looking to make history

With a win in Super Bowl 50, the Panthers will become the fourth team in NFL history to win 18 games in a single season.

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Owens: My numbers speak for themselves

Terrell Owens joined SportsCenter to discuss not being selected to the 2016 Class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, feeling disrespected not surprised.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Those who showed up in SF hoping to get a cheap ticket to Super Bowl 50 are out of luck. $3K get-in price holding as it has been all week.

Source: Broncos to tag Von Miller

Unless the two sides can reach a long-term deal in the next month, the Broncos will use their franchise tag on Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carolina is a 5-point favorite over Denver at a majority (9 of 14) of Las Vegas sports books this morning. The line had been on a downward trend this weekend, but the two books who were at Carolina -4.5 late last night (Treasure Island and the CG Technology network) went back to 5 this morning.